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You should avoid shipping certain things, such as jewelry or cash. You should also avoid moving anything hazardous, as it may invalidate your valuation. JK has a list of hazardous items to avoid shipping. You should not ship food as many countries have strict regulations on bringing fresh fruit, vegetables, meat and dairy products across their borders. Also, various countries have their own customs regulations. Your international move coordinator can provide a list of what you can and cannot pack based on your destination.
It's your choice. Typically, it is more expensive to ship by air, but the cost varies by destination. You can ship by air or sea, or use a combination of both, sending items you’ll need more immediately by air. In some cases, you may have the option of shipping by land. Your move coordinator can help you decide which method or combination is the best based on your time frame and needs.
Typically, eight to ten days. If you will need your belongings immediately, you might want to consider shipping by air. Things that you might want to ship by air: clothing, children’s items, and linens.
Typically six-eight weeks depending on your destination country and customs. JK will provide an idea of how long it will take based on your destination. Once your belongings arrive in customs, we can provide an exact date to expect delivery.
Yes. You’ll need to choose between container shipping and roll-on/roll-off shipping. Container shipping provides more protection to your car by shielding it from the elements yet is more expensive.
Yes. Your international move coordinator can approximate the cost for you.
Yes, however it's not advisable for overseas moves. JK's crews are specially trained to pack belongings that are moving overseas and must withstand the rigors of an international move.
Yes, yes, and yes. JK maintains 500,000 square feet of meticulously maintained storage facilities in Virginia and Maryland. And our global suppliers provide the same high quality storage facilities in other countries.
No. We rely on a global network of proven suppliers through FIDI/FAIM. A coordinator in our member network, who speaks your native language, will work with you in your new country so you receive the same high level of care and attention to detail that JK crews provide in the U.S.
Regulations on handling animals vary depending on the country. Your JK international move coordinator can advise you.
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Helpful moving tip
Have your kids go through their belongings to help decide what to give away to charity and what to keep.
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